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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TIYAN GU
430 PM CHST THU APR 2 2015

PMZ172-173-174-030200-
CHUUK-POHNPEI-KOSRAE-
430 PM CHST THU APR 2 2015

...THE TROPICAL DISTURBANCE IN EASTERN POHNPEI STATE IS NOW THE
SUBJECT OF A TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION ALERT...

A TROPICAL DISTURBANCE LOCATED BY SATELLITE NEAR 5N160E IS ABOUT 95
MILES SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF PINGELAP...ABOUT 180 MILES SOUTHEAST OF
POHNPEI AND ABOUT 200 MILES WEST OF KOSRAE. THIS SYSTEM HAS BECOME
SLIGHTLY BETTER ORGANIZED DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS AND THE JOINT
TYPHOON WARNING CENTER HAS UPGRADED THE DISTURBANCE WITH A TROPICAL
CYCLONE FORMATION ALERT.

THE TRACK OF THE DISTURBANCE IS EXPECTED TO TAKE IT CLOSE TO POHNPEI
SOMETIME ON FRIDAY. RAIN COULD BE HEAVY FOR MANY ISLANDS OF POHNPEI
STATE TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY...AND FLOODING AND MUDSLIDE CONDITIONS
COULD DEVELOP ON POHNPEI. SOME FLOODING COULD ALSO OCCUR TONIGHT ON
KOSRAE.

THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE PRIMARILY NORTH OF THE CENTER IN THE RANGE
OF 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH. WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO
GRADUALLY INCREASE AROUND THIS DISTURBANCE IN THE COMING DAYS.

AT THIS TIME ISLANDS IN THE PATH OF THIS DEVELOPING SYSTEM CAN
EXPECT SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WITH OCCASIONAL
GUSTY WINDS OF 35 MPH. SHOWERS COULD BE NUMEROUS AT TIMES. ISLANDS
IN THE PATH OF THIS SYSTEM DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS INCLUDE THE
ISLANDS OF PINGELAP...MOKIL...POHNPEI AND PAKIN. SEAS COULD BUILD
AND GRADUALLY BECOME HAZARDOUS IN THE COMING DAYS.

SIMILAR CONDITIONS COULD AFFECT CHUUK STATE IN THE NEXT DAY OR TWO.

INTER-ISLAND TRAVEL IS NOT RECOMMENDED AND PEOPLE ACROSS ISLANDS OF
CHUUK...POHNPEI AND KOSRAE STATES SHOULD KEEP ADVISED ON FUTURE
DEVELOPMENTS OF THIS DISTURBANCE.

$$

GUARD/SIMPSON


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